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Baraboo in Sauk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Baraboo River

 
 
Baraboo River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 7, 2009
1. Baraboo River Marker
Inscription.  The river front was once the heart of Baraboo. Railroads, industry and commercial trade gravitated toward the river, making it the initial center of activity. On the river in this area at various times 1844 - 1902 were saw mill, lathe, shingle, bed stead, chair, blind, cabinet, barrel head, hub, sash, stave, barrel, churn, door factories, tannery, foundry, and two large flour and feed mills.

Erected by 1982 Baraboo Centennial Com.

 
Erected 1982 by the 1982 Baraboo Centennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
 
Location. 43° 28.03′ N, 89° 44.543′ W. Marker is in Baraboo, Wisconsin, in Sauk County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street (State Highway 113) and Oak Street, on the left when traveling west on Water Street. Marker is near the Baraboo River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baraboo WI 53913, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thompson House Hotel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sauk County Civil War Monument
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Ringling Bros. and Baraboo, Wisconsin Circus Heritage (approx. ¼ mile away); The Ringling Winter Quarters and the Baraboo River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ringling Brothers Circus Winter Quarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camel House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ringling Bros. Circus (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baraboo.
 
Baraboo River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 7, 2009
2. Baraboo River Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 960 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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